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Health Care Management

Division of Arts and Sciences

In the Health Care Management concentration, learners acquire a basic understanding of health care business functions, including health care administration, health care economics, quality assurance and risk management, and ethics in health care operations. Learners explore public health, health policy, and operations within health services organizations and examine clinical scenarios and the impact health care reform has on providers, insurers, and consumers.

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Four Required Courses



24 quarter credits

Foundations and Future of Health Care Delivery Management

This course offers an indepth study of national and global healthcare from a business management perspective. Learners examine the history and evolution of both the U.S. and global healthcare delivery systems. Learners also apply critical thinking skills to analyze a variety of management challenges related to population health indicators, political, economic, and consumer driven forces. Finally, learners explore the high level of change and innovation in the healthcare system by applying change management concepts and skills related to emerging and future trends in healthcare delivery.

6 quarter credits
BUS4121 *
Ethics in Health Care Management

The focus of this course is on the ethical principles that guide health care management practices. Learners examine the role of personal moral integrity in ethical health care leadership, as well as the external and internal forces that influence health care management. Finally, learners also analyze a variety of ethical dilemmas that health care leaders face in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Prerequisite(s): BUS3026.

6 quarter credits
BUS4122 *
Health Care Economics

This course offers an in-depth study of health care economics and prepares learners to apply this knowledge to the future needs of health care organizations. It focuses on issues related to efficiency, effectiveness, value, and behavior in the production and consumption of health care. Learners examine current trends and historical perspectives in the health care industry to understand its unique economic structure, while applying critical thinking skills to analyze systemic impacts of the behavior of individuals, health care providers, public and private organizations, and governments. Learners also evaluate current public policies and reimbursement systems as well as their impacts on the overall health care system. Prerequisite(s): BUS3026; BUS3060, or BUS3061 and BUS3062.

6 quarter credits
BUS4123 *
Quality Assurance and Risk Management

In this course, learners research the interconnected functions of quality assurance and risk management in the health care field and show how these factors are used to increase the quality of patient care and decrease the risk of litigation. Learners strategically analyze key components of quality assurance and risk management functions, quality indicators, and valid and reliable sources of decision-making information. Learners also use quality assurance assessment and evaluation to demonstrate how to continually meet an organization’s educational needs. Prerequisite(s): BUS3026.

6 quarter credits






24 quarter credits


* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

Please note that some courses within this program have prerequisites that are not listed as required courses, which may increase the total number of courses needed to complete this program.